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Old 10-10-2018, 04:18 AM   #122
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Default Re: The Mormon Church is "The Church"?

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
Perhaps you can state clearly what you believe Coptic Christianity can contribute to the Recovery today? I think you will find they are stuck in their age-old traditions like the EOC and broke with the rest of Christianity at an early time, over disagreement about the nature of Christ.
Perhaps you can state clearly why the EOC never had a reformation, why all the spin off groups like the LDS, JW, SDA, Christian Science and LSM all seem to emerge from Protestants and not EOC, and what EOC teaches concerning justification by faith? Is their justification "tradition" from the Bible or no? If no, why did cult-watcher Hanegraaf join them?

Or must we consider the EOC as one of your unheard-of groups? Again, EOC may have been unknown in 1517 Bavaria, but not in 21st-century global Christian faith.

Originally Posted by Evandelical
It's one thing for you to criticize what I wrote for not being cohesive and all inclusive of all Christian groups in history. It's another thing for you to be able to say something intelligent about them that shows why I/we should not have excluded them from the narrative.
Intelligent? I may not know much, but I know that a teaching of church history that has 3/4 of its timeline as blank space is hardly promoting intelligence. No, but "Get out of your mind" is the default response to those who think, seek, and ask.
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